Although banned in many countries the practice of FGM still goes on, with the latest research revealing that 125 million girls and women across the globe are suffering the consequences of it. Charity Plan UK want the practice to be completely eradicated and need the world to act as one to help achieve this.
“FGM is a human rights violation facing millions of girls and young women across the world,” says Plan UK CEO, Tanya Barron. “We believe FGM is a global problem that requires a coordinated global solution. Because the beliefs and traditions that are used to justify FGM cross borders, we won’t end FGM in the UK without ending it abroad.”
Because, you see, it’s not just something that happens to other people in other countries, it’s something that’s happening right now under our noses in the UK and the USA.